Topic category: Corruption in Government
Chuck Morse Warns That ACORN's Goal Is to Takeover America in New Book
Chuck Morse is the host the radio talk show "Chuck Morse Speaks" which is nationally syndicated on the IRN/USA Radio Network Mon - Fri 10 AM - Noon ET. He is the author of books and columns that have been published in The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, The Providence Journal, the New Bedford Standard Times, WND, Newsmax and Front Page. Chuck Morse received the 2003 Communicator of the Year award from the National Right to Work Committee and was named a "Heavy 100" Radio Talk Host by Talkers Magazine. Morse ran for Congress in 2004 against ACORN enabler Rep. Barney Frank in Massachusetts.
Morse really gets it, and the title of his ACORN book--ACORN: The Takeover of America--is right on target.
Morse: "...make no mistake, groups like ACORN celebrated the economic crunch because the financial meltdown, one in which the hard earned investments and equity built up by working Americans evaporated into thin air perhaps forever, one that caused massive layoffs and chronic unemployment, trillion dollar deficits, higher taxes and government control over business that was heretofore unthinkable, is precisely what ACORN and their ilk wanted and what they have been working toward for decades. The situation today is as a result of their deliberate and planned handiwork. They couldnít have been happier over the possibility that our economic system might implode. They revel over the possibility that the earnings and the equity that was achieved by working people, those of us who ACORN might call capitalist roadsters, might have forever vanished. Their ilk thrives in an atmosphere of uncertainty and perceived impending chaos as this condition presents an opportunity for them to invent new consciousness."
As I wrote on September 29, 2008 in "Blame Obamaís ACORN for the Financial Crisis" (www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=gaynorm&date=080929):
"Donít expect the mainstream media to identify ACORN and its favorite community organizer and lawyer, rookie United States Senator and current Democrat presidential nominee Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. among the villains in the current financial crisis.
"But media bias does not change facts."
MSNBC urges us to lean forward, but we need to look back and learn. Morse focuses on plenty of facts that the liberal media establishment won't.
Barack Obama, the community organizer who first became the Senator from ACORN, then the President from ACORN and cleverly distanced himself in the general public perception from ACORN in 2009 and thus successfully ran for reelection, candidly spoke of "fundamentally transforming the United States of America" five days before Election Day 2008, but takeover is clearer.
If you have Kindle, go to http://amzn.com/B00BI237SG and get this book. It would be $2.99 well spent, or free if you have Amazon Prime.
The book description at Amazon.com states: "Chuck Morse analyses the history of the now defunct American radical group ACORN as a metaphor for the overall direction of America in the Obama years. ACORN developed an octopus-like apparatus of hundreds of secretive interlocking groups that were funded by the top 1% richest Americans and by billions in taxpayer money. Their agenda was a transfer of power from elected representatives to appointed bureaucrats with themselves playing the role of shock-troops and middleman as they fattened their coffers and engaged in illegal activities. With decades of investigations for voter registration fraud, ACORN was finally exposed by Operation Veritas in 2009. While they allegedly went out of business their infrastructure continues under other guises and their methodology and ideology lives on."
Atypically, the book is even better than its promotional description suggests.
Morse wrote in his book that "ACORN technically went out of business in 2009 after their criminality was exposed by Operation Veritas activists James OíKeefe and Hannah Giles" and "[m]ost of their taxpayer funded grants were cut off as a result of the scandal" and "evidence suggests that local branches of ACORN have continued to operate under other names." He did NOT indicate that ACORN is defunct.
Defunct means "no longer living, existing, or functioning," and the ACORN family or organizations (as ACORN founder and chief organizer from 1070 until 2008 put it) definitely is NOT defunct. See "The Rebranding of ACORN" (www.judicialwatch.org/files/documents/2011/acornspecialreport08222011.pdf). The 28-page report rightly concluded that (1) "[r]umors of ACORN's demise are completely false" because "ACORN lives on in the form of its affiliated organizations, such as Affordable Housing Centers of America, The Advance Group, The Black Institute, and Project Vote" and "ACORN's newly formed state organizations will continue to carry on...ACORN's work of organizing low- and moderate-income folks) ACORN's bankruptcy papers "appear to be incomplete and/or inaccurate" and "investigators believe these papers do not account for tens of millions of dollars in ACORN funds"; (3) "Project Vote is clearly going to continue to undermine the rule of law and the integrity of elections through fraudulent voter registrations" and "has retained voter registration fraud-tainted staff," so "the scandal of 2008 is bound to be repeated in 2012"; and (4) "ACORN leaders at both the state and national levels seem to have systematically violated numerous laws, and yet, the Obama Justice Department, likely due to the president's personal and political ties to the organization, refuses to investigate."
Morse rightly asserts: "As this nation enters into the second term of the Obama administration, former ACORN operatives are operating full speed ahead in most American cities. After the collapse of ACORN, they morphed into Occupy Wall Street and elements got out the vote for Obama and liberal Democrats in 2012. They consist of a growing cadre of idealistic young people, dedicated and well-meaning young people who are willing and eager to put in long and thankless workdays for very little pay. Itís really too bad that this well intentioned idealism is directed not toward helping poor people become self-sufficient and proud members of our free society."
Exactly, and ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief appreciates that even better than Morse, because before the 2008 election she was one of those well-intentioned idealists and proudly voted for Obama in the utterly unrealistic expectation that he would be good for America, and then "evolved" as she watched what he actually proceeded to do and was disillusioned.
ACORN is subversive, and as ACORN expert Matthew Vadum warned in "Subversion Inc.: How Obama's ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers, "ACORN is still with us, doing its best to destroy American capitalism and democracy." (http://matthewvadum.blogspot.com/2011_06_01_archive.html).
In 2010 Vadum summarized the rebranding scheme as follows (www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/12/new-indictments-hit-crumbling-acorn/#ixzz2QvYecWQq):
"ACORN is hoping its latest public-relations ruse may give it an opportunity to take in untold millions of taxpayer dollars under cover of darkness just in time to influence upcoming elections.
"The ruse consists of ACORNís effort to pass off various state chapters as supposedly new groups independent of ACORN. In this rebranding charade, state chapters are pretending to break away from the national ACORN group and reincorporate themselves as independent organizations.
"At least four dummy nonprofit corporations have emerged from the rebranding process in recent months.
"They are the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, New York Communities for Change, New England United for Justice (Massachusetts) and Arkansas Community Organizations. All four groups operate out of ACORN offices and are run by ACORN staffers. The president of New England United for Justice, Maude Hurd, just happens to be the 20-year national president of ACORN.
"A senior ACORN staffer acknowledged the scam in an e-mail leaked to me:
'The truth is that it is hard for us to forsee [sic] any scenario where ACORN continues beyond the end of 2010 and some of us think it might not last that long,Ē writes Nathan Henderson-James, director of ACORNís online campaigns, in an apparently authentic Feb. 22 e-mail.
'Last one to leave turn out the lights and wipe the server,' he writes at the end of the message.
"The message from Mr. Henderson-James was forwarded to me by various sources who obtained it from the Google listserv Townhouse, an invitation-only discussion forum run by Matt Stoller, senior policy adviser to progressive hero Rep. Alan Grayson, Florida Democrat.
"My sources advise me that the hundreds of high-level Democratic operatives, liberal activists and journalists who subscribe to the listserv are furious that Mr. Henderson-Jamesí e-mail was leaked. Listserv members are said to be angrily accusing each other of being the leakers. This breach of security could be the end for Townhouse, one of the members reportedly said.
"ACORN Housing Corp., the best-funded of ACORNís affiliates, is also participating in the rebranding effort aimed at duping high-dollar charities and the public and allowing ACORN to continue eating your tax money. ACORN Housing has opted simply to change its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America Inc.
"There is no indication so far that ACORN intends to rebrand its voter-registration arm, Project Vote, which continues to operate."
Morse has lots to say, and what he says about ACORN needs to become common knowledge if the "fundamental transformation" of America that ACORN and Obama have been pursuing is to be stopped.
Michael J. Gaynor
Biography - Michael J. Gaynor
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.
Gaynor's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.